The 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were presented tonight at NYU Skirball Center.
Atlantic Theater Company’s world premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s Guards at the Taj won in four categories including Outstanding Play, Scenic Design, Lighting Design and Sound Design.
Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of The Robber Bridegroom won three including Outstanding Revival, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for Leslie Kritzer and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical for Steven Pasquale.
The Public Theater’s production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Head of Passes won for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play for Phylicia Rashad and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for Alana Arenas.
Signature Theatre’s Founding Artistic Director James Houghton was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks will be inducted onto the famed Playwrights’ Sidewalk in front of the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
Congrats to all of the winners listed below.
Guards at the Taj
Produced by Atlantic Theater Company
Written by Rajiv Joseph
Produced by Soho Rep. and Ars Nova in association with Carole Shorenstein Hays
Music by César Alvarez with The Lisps, Lyrics and Book by César Alvarez
The Robber Bridegroom
Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Daryl Roth
Book and Lyrics by Alfred Uhry, Music by Robert Waldman
Outstanding Solo Show
Produced by The Public Theater
Written by George Brant
Performed by Anne Hathaway
Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed
Martha Clarke, Angel Reapers
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Timothée Chalamet, Prodigal Son
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
Phylicia Rashad, Head of Passes
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
Steven Pasquale, The Robber Bridegroom
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical
Annette O’Toole, Southern Comfort
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Matt McGrath, The Legend of Georgia McBride
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Alana Arenas, Head of Passes
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Jeffrey Kuhn, Southern Comfort
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Leslie Kritzer, The Robber Bridegroom
Outstanding Scenic Design
Timothy R. Mackabee, Guards at the Taj
Outstanding Costume Design
Anita Yavich, The Legend of Georgia McBride
Outstanding Lighting Design
David Weiner, Guards at the Taj
Outstanding Sound Design
Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen, Guards at the Taj
Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience
By Martha Clarke and Alfred Uhry
Produced by Signature Theatre
Peter Nigrini, Projection Design, Grounded
Lifetime Achievement Award
Playwrights’ Sidewalk Inductee
Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Examiner.com, Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.